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Radio Sales Office, Moston, Manchester 10 [Dec52]

Ferranti was formed in 1882. By 1930 they were showing a minor interest in television but at the end of 1932 they invested in a small company, Schopony Limited, who held many patents relating to opto-mechanical television. But after 18 months, Ferranti pulled out of Scophony to persue their own development, starting with CRT development and managed to produced a television by the time of the 1936 Radio Show [date?].

Established in 1882 and still a household name today, it is suprising that Ferranti had little impact in the television field. Perhaps their pre-was sets were poor - at the 1936 radio show, seven manufacturers demonstrated televisions. With the cabinets hidden so that only the screens were visible, the sets were reviewed by the BBC's engineering controller and guess what, Ferranti came bottom (top honours being Cossor, followed by EMI).

Ferranti were very cautious about entering the television field, no doubt explaining why they produced only 3 (three!) televisions in the first year and a half of broadcasts, rising to a total of 39 by the outbreak of World War II. But by 1939 the sales of televisions in general had significantly improved and indeed there had been talk of extending the television service to teh provinces. Perhaps Ferranti saw this as the right time to really push television, bringing out no fewer than three new models in time for the 1939 Radiolympia - just in time for the outbreak of World War two during which teh television service was closed !

1936 - 1939

 
1936 Mirror Set
(Possible model 'A' ?)
Model 'B', including chassis view  
Picture of models T3 and T4 [5K]
T3 T4 T10
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
?1936? A? C? 12"?     ?Magnetic focus? £105-0-0?
~Nov36   C
(Mirror)
      (Could this be the model 'A'?)  
1937 B? C? 15"       £73-10-0?
?1937?   T
       
1938 T3 C 12"
Emiscope
16/17     £52-10-0
T4 As T3 but built in radio £63-0-0
~Aug39 T8 C 12"       £42-0-0
~Aug39 T9 C 12"     incl. 3-band radio. £50-8-0
~Aug39 T10 T 9"
      £31-10-0

There are also a table and console model in 1937.

Models T8, T9 and T10 were announced in July 1939 as being released " ... during August and the beginning of September".

All of the sets quoted above with model numbers beginning with 'T' used magnetic deflection.

1946 - 1949

Picture of 12-inch model T129 [5K] Picture of 9-inch model T138 [5K]
T129 T138
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
<=Apr48 T1146 T 9"      
£95-11-9¹ £71-10-0
£24-1-9
<=Sep48 T1246 C        
£109-12-0 £89-10-0
£20-2-0
<=Sep48 T136 C        
£87-11-2 £71-10-0
£16-1-2
1949 T129 C 12"   1ch (L) AC
£74-15-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Aug49 T129M 1ch (B)
Jul49 T138 C 9" 16 1ch (L) AC
£62-10-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Aug49 T138M 1ch (B)

Note 1 : £67-7-1 in September 1948

1950 - Late 1952

Picture of model 1205 [4K] Picture of models 1425 and 1825 [10K] Picture of model 1415 [7K] Picture of model 1425 [7K] Picture of model 1505 [5K]
1205 1825 1415 1425 1505
 
 
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Jun50 T1205(M) C 12"
Ferranti
T12/54
13
Mullard
1ch T.R.F.
'M' indicates
Birmingham
("Midlands")
version.
A.C. mains only. The model T1505 also included a completely seperate 2-band radio (Ferranti model 505) that even used its own seperate speaker.
£88-15-2 £61-4-11
£27-10-3
T1405(M) T
£70-19-6 £48-19-6
£22-0-0
T1505(M) C+½D 13+Radio
£106-9-6 £73-9-6
£33-0-0
1951? T1205S C 12"
Ferranti
T12/549
  S/Het Superhet versions of previous models  
1951? T1405S T    
1951? T1505S C+½D    
<May52 T1215 C 12"     AC  
T1415 T      
<May52 T1615   Projection     AC  
Mar52 T1125 C 12" 13 Mullard 5ch S/Het AC
£99-15-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar52 T1225 C 14" Rect
TR14/2
 
£114-9-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar52 T1425 T 12"  
£77-14-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Feb52 T1325 T 12"
Ferranti
T12/72U
14 5ch
S/Het
AC/DC
£77-14-0 £42-12-11
£x-x-x
Mar52 T1825 C AC/DC
£99-15-0 £63-0-9
£x-x-x

A note on model numbers : it is probable that the last two digits are the model year reversed e.g. T1125 = (19)52. However the dates given in the "Year" column are the earliest mentions I can find for the models.

Late 1952- 1956

Picture of model 14T3 [5K] Picture of model 17T3 [5K] Picture of model 17K3 [6K]
14T2 14T3 17T3 17K3
Picture of model 20T6 [7K] Picture of model 17T4 [6K] Picture of model 20T4 [6K]
20T6 17T4 20T4
Picture of model 17K4 [7K] Picture of model 22K3 [7K] Picture of model 22K4 [7K]
17K4 22K3 24K4
YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Nov52 14T2 T 14" Rect
Al
13 Mullard 5ch.
S/Het
Same chassis as the model 1225 but with a smaller speaker. Fringe version also available for £1-13-0 extra.
£76-13-0 £52-17-10
23-15-2
Apr53 14T3(F) T 14" 15
Mullard
5ch.
S/Het
'F' indicates fringe versions costing an extra £1-3-7 + tax
£65-2-0 £48-13-11
£16-8-1
17T3(F) T 17"
£83-19-0 £62-0-11
(£21-18-1)
17K3(F) C
£111-6-0 (£83-5-1)
£x-x-x
  22K3 C+D 17½" x 13"
projection
     
£115-10-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
  24K3 C+D 24" (diagonal)
projection
     
£131-5-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Mar54 20T4 T+D 16" x 12"
projection
20(23?) 5ch S/Het AC
ERT 30Oct54
£93-9-0 £69-18-0
£23-11-0
Jul54 14T4(F) T 14"
MW36-24
16
Mullard
1ch (Band I)
plus
continuously
variable
band III
'F' indicates fringe version costing an additional £1-11-5 + tax.
£x-x-x £51-1-1
£x-x-x
Jul54 17T4(F) T 17"
MW43-64
£x-x-x £58-18-1
£x-x-x
Aug54 17K4(F) C+D
£x-x-x £74-12-3
£x-x-x
Jul54 17SK4(F) C
£x-x-x £64-18-1
£x-x-x
?1955? 20T5 T+D 16" x 12"
projection
       
Jan56 20T6 T+D 16" x 12"
projection
23    
£104-19-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x

A note on model numbers : The last didgit is the model year, whilst the letter is 'T' for table models and 'K' for console models.

1957 - 1959

From this point on, Ferranti and Ekco utilise the same chassis.

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
May57 T1001 T 14"
CRM144
17 13ch Same as Ekco models T326 and T327
£x-x-x £44-2-3
£x-x-x
T1002 17"
CRM172
£x-x-x £51-11-10
£x-x-x
Oct57 T1006 T 21"
CRM212
18 13ch  
£x-x-x £66-10-11
£x-x-x
Feb58 TC1012 C
£x-x-x £78-10-2
£x-x-x
Aug58 T1002/1 T 17"
£x-x-x £51-11-10
£x-x-x
Apr58 TP1009 Trans. 14"
CME1402
17 12ch Optional telescopic aerial. Same chassis as Ekco TP1009
£61-19-0 £44-2-3
£17-16-9
May59 T1024 T 17" 17   Inc. F.M. radio
£x-x-x £54-11-8
£x-x-x
Aug59 T1025 Consolette 17"
£x-x-x £62-0-11
£x-x-x
Aug59 T1034 T 21"
£x-x-x £68-6-7
£x-x-x
Aug59 TP1026 Trans CME1705 15   Optional telescopic aerial for 21s + tax
£x-x-x £48-13-10
£x-x-x

1960 - Onwards

YEAR MODEL STYLE CRT VALVES RF NOTES PRICE
Feb60 TP1051 Portable 17"
CME1705
15   3 additional tuner switch positions for VHF radio. Same chassis as Ekco TP373.
£65-2-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Apr60 T1048 T 17"
CME1705
17   Incl. VHF radio.
Same chassis as Ekco T370 etc
£71-8-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Aug60 TC1047 C'lette
£82-19-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
T1050 T 21"
CME2104
£86-2-0 £x-x-x
£x-x-x
Click for larger view [124K] Click for larger view [313K]
Models T3 and T4
Pre-war advert.
Link to larger view [124K]
Models T3 and T4
Advert from August 1938
Link to larger view [313K]
Click for larger view [182K] Click for larger view [116K] Click for larger view [121K] Click for larger view [93K]
T1146
Advert from April 1948
Link to larger view [182K]
T1205 / T1405 / T1505
Advert from September 1950
Link to larger view [116K]
Advert from November 1951
Link to larger view [121K]
Advert from May 1952.
Link to larger view [92K]
Click for larger view [94K] Click for larger view [80K] Click for larger view [130L]
T1325 / T1425
Advert from November 1952
Link to larger view [94K]
Model 14T2
Advert from December 1952
Link to larger view [80K]
1953 Range
Advert from June 1953
Link to larger view [127K]
14T3 / 17K3
Advert from August 1953
Link to larger view [130K]
  Click for larger view [84K] Click for larger version [83K]  
  Model 17K3
Advert from January 1954
Link to larger view [84K]
Model 20T4
Advert from April 1954
Link to larger view [83K]
 
Click for larger view [124K]
14T3 / 17T3 / 17K3
Advert from May 1953
Link to larger view [124K]
Extract from brochure, probably 1954 :-
Click for larger view [45K]   Click for larger view [70K]   Click for larger view [78K]
Model 20T4 [45K]   Models 14T4 and 17SK4 [70K]   Models 17K3 and 17T3 [78K]
Click for larger view [85K]   Click for larger view [96K]   Click for larger view [82K]
Models 17T4 and 17K4 [85K]   Models 22K3 and 24K4 [96K]   Price List [82K]

Two new lorries outside Ferranti factory, April 1955 [14K]
Two of five new petrol-driven lorries bought by Ferranti in early 1955

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